What if you could build a bridge that helps connect families to their happy place? You can…


Parenting is hard, and COVID has made it much, much, harder. Even in Wake, many families are struggling to connect to a support system to raise and educate their young children. What if you could be that connection for a family? You can.

When families connect to programs like virtual home visiting and parenting skills groups, they gain the tools to continue raising and educating their young children during this pandemic. You can help bridge the gaps in accessing support exposed by COVID-19.

Your gift helps address immediate, urgent needs – like solving connectivity challenges for digitally-isolated families to connect them with family support programs or purchasing hard-to-find sanitizer and cleaning supplies for child care programs to stay open. These are needs YOU can address faster than any government action.

Feeling isolated during the pandemic, when stresses are especially high, threatens both child and family well-being. When we give families the tools they need to succeed, children thrive. Will you donate now and be the bridge that helps a young child?

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Want to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone? Perhaps an early childhood teacher, director or parent educator?  Just indicate that when you complete our online or printable donation form, and we’ll notify the honoree with a card acknowledging your gift.

Thank you for helping build a brighter future for young children!

WCSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible. For questions about your gift, please contact Phyllis Barbour, Director of Community Relations, at (919) 723-9271.

 Financial information about Wake County Smart Start and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.